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Bit of advice for a friend please

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TheWinterOne · 30/10/2013 10:38

A friend of mine phoned me up last night asking for a bit of advice on her 18-year-old cat. She said he has started howling like a dog at nights (friend said she was terrified at one point because she was awoken and thought it actually was a dog!) and he's also taken to peeing behind the TV and on freshly washed towels.

I told her I think it could possibly be cat dementia and all due to his relatively older age. But I also said I'd ask you all on the forum too as you always give valuable information and help.

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cozietoesie · 30/10/2013 11:08

It might well be something like that - but what are her current toileting arrangements for him? And has he been seen by a vet recently?

TheWinterOne · 30/10/2013 11:17

He prefers going outside as far as I'm aware Cozie. I know she has two trays (one for poo and one for pee) so he's got somewhere to go. Again, I did advise her to pop to the vet because no amount of advice from anyone is enough if your really worried.

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cozietoesie · 30/10/2013 12:09

Indeed. I'd advise her to take him to the vet if only just for a check over given his age. I think she needs to have broad physical issues looked at/ruled out before considering other things.

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